You’ve heard it by now! The Julio Jones rumors are going to rage on through Memorial Day weekend because the Atlanta Falcons won’t be trading him until after June 1 due to salary cap reasons.
Will the Indianapolis Colts be involved? We’re not so sure. Some reports suggest maybe. A Chris Ballard text suggests no. One sect of the fanbase suggests definitely. Another suggests absolutely not.
Whatever your perspective, great! You’re entitled to your opinion. But there are perhaps some misconceptions/disinformation floating around. So why don’t we clear that up? Maybe it’ll get more people on the same page.
This might sound like an article for the pro-Julio crowd, but everyone should be reading it because it puts some elements into context you may not be thinking of, at least on the surface.
Debunking all the reasons that suggest the Colts shouldn’t trade for Julio Jones.
3. “The Colts have enough wide receivers.”
Do they? Do you really have enough of any position in today’s NFL when players are dropping like flies? Even if Indy did have “enough” wide receivers, they certainly don’t have a guy like Jones, who’s a bonafide No. 1 option that would change the complexion of almost any other offense in the NFL.
And when you look ahead to 2022, the Colts will have even more of a need for such a player. TY Hilton will be a free agent (and he’s no longer as effective as he once was). This is a make-or-break year for Parris Campbell. If he flops or gets injured, it’s over for him. Michael Pittman Jr. is clearly the future, but this will be a crucial campaign with a new quarterback.
The rest? Dezmon Patmon hasn’t played a single down. JJ Nelson? Ashton Dulin? Come on guys, what are we doing here.
Plus, if the Colts have proven ANYTHING this past season, it’s that they spread the wealth and get the ball in as many hands as possible. This roster does not have too many wide receivers. Half of them could be cut tomorrow and you wouldn’t even realize.